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a student of history of religion in the united states. if that's what your interest income it's hard not to get somewhat interest in the latter day saints but it's such a colorful and dramatic story. profit, persecution, polygamy. i got into the project in a way of learning more about mormonism as the church and as a religion. and also because brigham young is such a figure of broader significance in the 19th century america spent of course the most famous american today in america is mitt romney. does the romney family of interaction with brigham young clammed? >> i'm sure there are many romney descendents and brigham young descendents that know each other. you know, the church, even though it's much bigger still early tightknit institution, and especially in utah. it means a lot if you have ancestors that go way back to the pioneer era of the church. and, obviously, the young's do spit and the romney's to as well. why did the romney family, end up in mexico? >> they ended up in mexico because i believe mitt romney's great-grandfather practiced plural marriage. was a polygamist. and
Dec 9, 2012 8:00am PST
." football is like a religion there. my two oldest played football. i think the commissioner is basically, all he's done is window dressing on. the flight down here, i sat right next to earl campbell, a dominant force, he had to come on the plane in a wheelchair. his knees were shot. his hands were shot. i don't think the nfl has done their players right or the country right, they haven't dealt with the brain injuries that have happened in this country. they keep doing things that can eliminate the kickoff when they know that there's a fundamental problem. that they haven't dealt with. >> change isn't going to come from the top down. but it will come from parents withdrawing from that sport. >> they'll have to be under evaluation. i think he's taking this seriously. >> thank you all very much. >>> and now, we honor our fellow americans who serve and sacrifice. this week, the pentagon released the names of three soldiers and marines killed in afghanistan. >>> and finally, your voice this week, henry kinch jr. has today's question -- how long a second term president relevant prior to "lame
Dec 9, 2012 8:00am EST
, we're doing anything we can to help bre get her wish, anything we can. >> it's not about religion. it's just about supporting friends of ours. >> reporter: the local effort is generating thousands of wish letters to santa, which macy's will match dollar for letter. why does 10-year-old gabriella miller want to see paris? >> she's dreamed of it. she's heard about it. her grandmother was there earlier in the year and sent her back a beret and trinket of the eiffel tower. >> reporter: gabriella is undergoing both chemotherapy and radiation. everyone hopes the tumor goes away. and everyone here is working to make sure she sees paris in 2013. from lowden county, john hanrahan, fox 5 news. >>> and a holiday tradition reminder. we want you to send in ornaments for our fox 5 christmas tree. we'll decorate it with your donations and then donate to to a local family to brighten their holiday. send your ornaments to the address on the screen. >>> well, the country edges ever-closer to the fiscal cliff. will there be a deal before the new year? fox news sunday has the latest. >> plus, gwen holber
Dec 9, 2012 6:00am EST
religions should feel safe. >> he has drafted a constitution for his people and for himself. and we're here to protest against that. we want a constitution for everybody in egypt. we want a constitution for the muslims, for the christians and every single citizen in egypt. >> many of the protesters say they are not even from our area. >>> the top of command on the u.s. forces in afghanistan says the joint forces planned, rehearsed and successfully rescued the doctor in afghanistan. wednesday insurgents abducted him outside the afghan capital. general john allen says joseph will be returning to his family. the intelligence showed the doctor was imminent danger. >>> hugo chavez will head to chicago for more cancer treatment. he announced on state television his cancer returned and he would undergo another round of surgery in cuba. for the first time he said in-f his health worsens his successor should be vice president. chavez was elected to a third term in october. the 58-year-old already had two operations, chemotherapy and radiation treatment. >>> this morning former president george h.w.